Hungarian form of Valentinus (see VALENTINE (1)).
Meaning unknown. In Czech legend Šárka was a maiden who joined other women in declaring war upon men. She tricked the men by having herself tied to a tree, and, after they came to her rescue, offering them mead laced with a sleeping potion. After the men fell asleep the... Read
German short form of ARNOLD.
Form of PHILIP in various languages.
Means "water" in Turkish.
Italian form of NIKOSTRATOS.
Short form of ELEFTHERIOS.
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.... Read
Italian and Portuguese form of GERMANUS.
Abbreviation of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.... Read
Means "tulip" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.... Read
Roman cognomen that was a derivative of BALBUS.
From a French surname of unknown meaning. It was used as a given name in honour of American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse (1921-2008).... Read
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 정훈 (see JEONG-HUN).... Read
From Sino-Korean 明 (myeong) meaning "bright, light, clear" or other hanja characters with the same pronunciation. Although it does appear rarely as a single-character name, it is more often used in combination with another character.... Read
Combination of the names of the gods AMON and RA. During the later Middle Kingdom the attributes of these two deities were merged.... Read
Means "sun" in Welsh. This is a modern Welsh name.
Means "coral" in Swahili, originally a borrowing from Arabic.... Read
First part of compound Arabic names beginning with سيف ال (Sayf al) meaning "sword of the" (such as SAIF AL-DIN).... Read
Meaning uncertain, perhaps a derivative of Germanic wela meaning "skilled, artful". In Germanic mythology Wieland (called Völundr in Old Norse) was an unequaled smith and craftsman.... Read
Either a form of GAIA or a feminine form of GAIUS.
Means "met with misery" in Luganda.
Czech and Slovak form of SUSANNA.
Combination of HANS and GÜNTER.
Croatian and Serbian cognate of VERA (1).
Means "proud" in Esperanto.
Old Swedish variant of ERIK.
From Japanese 桜 (sakura) meaning "cherry blossom" and 子 (ko) meaning "child". Other kanji combinations are also possible.... Read
Meaning uncertain, possibly "lion of God" or "strength of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament he is a nephew of Caleb who becomes the first of the ruling judges of the Israelites.... Read
Latinized form of the Greek name Αναστασιος (Anastasios), which meant "resurrection" from Greek αναστασις (anastasis) (composed of the elements ανα (ana) "up" and στασις (stasis) "standing"). This was the name of numerous early saints and martyrs, including a 7th-century monk and writer from Alexandria who is especially venerated in the... Read
Means "peace" in Luganda.
From the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (see AODH). This was the name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century. It was also borne by several characters in Irish mythology.... Read
From Serbo-Croatian word smilje, a type of plant, known as catsfoot or everlasting in English (genus Antennaria).... Read
Means "horn of antimony" in Hebrew. Antimony is a substance that was formerly used as an eye cosmetic (eye shadow). A hollowed animal horn could have been used to store this material. Keren-Happuch is the name of the third daughter of Job in the Old Testament.... Read
Means "little wolf" or "little hound" from Irish cú "wolf, hound" combined with a diminutive suffix. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was the author of the Sherlock Holmes mystery stories.... Read
Russian form of CHARITON.
Derived from Georgian ვარდი (vardi) meaning "rose", ultimately from Persian via Armenian.... Read
Turkish feminine form of LUTFI.
Derived from the Slavic elements vlasti "rule, sovereignty" and slava "glory". In modern Czech vlast means "homeland" (a descendant word of vlasti).... Read
Form of BELSHAZZAR used in the Greek Old Testament.... Read
Italian form of COLUMBANUS.
Anglicized form of the Old Norse name Sumarliði meaning "summer traveller". This was the name of a 12th-century Scottish warlord who created a kingdom on the Scottish islands.... Read
Ancient Greek personal name that was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.... Read
Short form of WOLFGANG, WOLFRAM or other names containing the Germanic element wulf meaning "wolf". It can also be simply from the German or English word.... Read
From a surname that was originally taken from a place name meaning "marsh town" in Old English.... Read
Feminine form of DALIBOR.
Means "YAHWEH is great" in Hebrew. This was the name of several characters in the Old Testament, including the governor of Judah appointed by Nebuchadnezzar.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements æðel "noble" and wine "friend". This name became rare after the Norman Conquest. Saint Æðelwine was a 7th-century bishop of Lindsey, England.... Read
Russian form of ZECHARIAH.
Late Latin name meaning "cat-like". This was the name of a possibly legendary saint who was martyred with Gratian in the 3rd century.... Read
Derived from Welsh cad "battle". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who was martyred by the Saxons.... Read
Form of ROSALIA in several languages.
Means "third child" in Akan.
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.... Read
From a nickname originally given to people perceived as being dusty. It is also used a diminutive of DUSTIN. A famous bearer was British singer Dusty Springfield (1939-1999), who acquired her nickname as a child.... Read
From a Scottish surname, of Norman origin, which probably originally referred to the town of Brix in France. The surname was borne by Robert the Bruce, a Scottish hero of the 14th century who achieved independence from England and became the king of Scotland. It has been in use as... Read
Basque feminine form of JON (1).
From an Old Testament place name meaning "jawbone" in Hebrew, so called because it was the site where the hero Samson defeated 1,000 warriors using only the jawbone of a donkey as a weapon. It is also used in the Book of Mormon as the name of a prophet.... Read
Means "fearless" in Sanskrit.
Feminine form of GERMANUS.
Faroese form of JACOB (or JAMES).
From Turkish gök meaning "sky" and han, which is from the title khan meaning "leader".... Read
Old Germanic form of HILMAR.
From an occupational surname meaning "craftsman", ultimately from Old English wyrhta. Famous bearers of the surname were the Wright brothers (Wilbur 1867-1912 and Orville 1871-1948), the inventors of the first successful airplane, and Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), an American architect.... Read
Spanish, French, Italian and Dutch form of ZILPAH.
French feminine form of ALBERT.
Portuguese (especially Brazilian) form of THAÏS.... Read
Derived from the Old English elements ælf "elf" and wig "war, battle".... Read
From a surname that was derived from a place name meaning "white field" in Old English.... Read
Bengali form of DEVADAS. This is the name of a 1917 novel by the Bengali author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.... Read
Lithuanian form of ROBERT.
Egyptian transcription of JAMIL.
Form of JERAHMEEL used in the Latin Old Testament.
Alternate transcription of Korean Hangul 준호 (see JUN-HO).... Read
Lithuanian form of Aemilius (see EMIL).
Roman family name that was derived from SEVERUS. Severinus was the name of many early saints, including a 6th-century Roman philosopher martyred by the Ostrogothic king Theodoric. It was also borne by a pope.... Read
Alternate transcription of Arabic نور الدين (see NUR AD-DIN) chiefly used in Northern Africa.... Read
Derived from Greek ‘εστια (hestia) "hearth, fireside". In Greek mythology Hestia was the goddess of the hearth and domestic activity.... Read
French, Occitan, Catalan and Polish form of Donatus (see DONATO).... Read
Continental Germanic cognate of Óðinn (see ODIN).... Read
Irish variant of Donnchadh (see DUNCAN).
Anglicized form of SALAH AL-DIN.